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Predicate Object 15 Nov 2001 2001-11-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-11-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.32.2 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.32.2 2002-01-10T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:30:14.719Z 9C 70 1914-15 Star awarded to 12/257 Lieut. William Stanley Stichbury, DCM, Auckland Infantry Battalion, NZEF, WW1. William Stanley [Stan] Stichbury, of Epsom, Auckland, served in Gallipoli from 25 April 1915 until evacuation on 20 December 1915. He participated in the Battle of the Landing, Daisy Patch, Quinn’s Post, and in the advance on the Apex during the August offensive. His sketch map shows the Turkish and Anzac positions near the Apex, in August 1915, while the Range Card shows the direction and distance of objects from No 4 Post. Private Stichbury was promoted to Sergeant-Major and later commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant. While in France he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty over the period June 1917-January 1918. 1914-15 Star awarded to 12/257 Lieut. William Stanley Stichbury, Auckland Infantry Battalion, WW1 bronze four pointed star; 55mm width; ring suspender; with ribbon obverse: a four pointed star having the uppermost point replaced by a crown, two crossed swords, the points and handles of which protrude between the points of the star. In the centre on a scroll is the date ‘1914-15’; this is surrounded by an oak wreath, on the bottom of which is a ‘G’ which encloses a ‘V’. reverse: name inscription: 12/257 2 LT. W.S. STICHBURY. / N.Z.E.F. ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 32mm wide, a watered ribbon of red merging into white which merges into blue. part of medal set with DCM, British War Medal and Victory Medal medal, campaign
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